Worcester -> 1660 Dunkirk

Nominal Guns48B065
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
Constructor Andrew BurrellBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Broken Up to Rebuild9.1703B065
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Dunkirk' (1704) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Breadth32' 8"Imperial Feet9.8552 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen662Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Breadth34' 4"Imperial Feet10.3886 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen662Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck141' 5"Imperial Feet42.9799 
Length of Keel112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Breadth32' 6"Imperial Feet9.8298 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Draught Aft16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen629 2494Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 481 Imperial Pound ( 218.1335 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck8 British Culverin
Gun Deck34 British Demi-Culverin

1677Broadside Weight = 426.5 Imperial Pound ( 193.418 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

7.1679Broadside Weight = 333 Imperial Pound ( 151.0155 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Demi-Culverin Cutts

1685Broadside Weight = 365.5 Imperial Pound ( 165.7543 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin Cutts
Gun Deck2 British Saker Cutts

1694Broadside Weight = 365.5 Imperial Pound ( 165.7543 kg)B065
Gun Deck36 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Saker
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1651180 BWAS-1603
1654220 BWAS-1603
1666260 BWAS-1603
1.1.1678/79Home: 340 Abroad: 270 Peacetime: 210ADM 8/1/90ADM8-DB
1689Home: 340 Abroad: 270 Peacetime: 210 B032

26 Ship Commanders

9.1651 - 7.1652CaptainSir Charles ThorowgoodBWAS-160310.1652 - 1653Captain Anthony YoungBWAS-16031653Captain George DakinsBWAS-16031653 - 1654Captain William HillBWAS-16031656 - 1659Captain Robert NixonBWAS-16031.1660 - 5.1660Captain George DakinsW0155.1661 - 1662Captain Anthony EarningBWAS-16031.2.1661/62 - 27.7.1663Captain Arnold BrowneB0514.10.1664 - 25.11.1664Captain John Kempthorne (1620-1679)B0512.12.1664 - 24.2.1664/65Captain Robert Sansom (d.1665)B0513.4.1665 - 7.6.1666Captain John Hayward (d.1673)BWAS-16038.6.1666 - 11.10.1667Captain John Waterworth (d.1672)BWAS-160310.5.1668 - 13.6.1668Captain John Wetwang (d.1684)BWAS-160315.1.1671/72 - 9.12.1672Captain Francis Courtnay (d.1673)BWAS-16036.1.1672/73 - 11.8.1673Captain Francis Courtnay (d.1673)BWAS-160314.8.1673 - 4.4.1674CaptainSir Charles RoydenBWAS-160317.1.1677/78 - 8.7.1679Captain John Ashby (d.1693)BWAS-160321.12.1689 - 1690Commodore Lawrence WrightBWAS-16031692 - 31.5.1693Commander James Watts (d.1693)BWAS-16031694 - 16.10.1694Captain Thomas Dilkes (d.1706) TransferedBWAS-16031696 - 11.12.1696Captain Thomas Butler (d.1727)BWAS-160311.2.1696/97 - 18.9.1698Captain Thomas Robinson ADM 6/4/72BWAS-160319.9.1698 - 1.5.1699Commander Charles Adamson (d.1707/8) ADM 6/5/30ADM 6/52.5.1699 - 27.2.1700/1Captain Peter Wooton ADM 6/5/45ADM 6/528.2.1700/1 - 5.10.1701Captain Thomas Robinson ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/66.10.1701 - 7.4.1704Captain John Huntingdon (d.1737) ADM 6/6/116ADM 6/6

2 Flag Officers

1.2.1661/62 - 1663Commodore James Ley (1618-1665)BWAS-16039.1.1694/95 - 15.9.1695Commodore Robert Wilmot (d.1695)† Discharged DeadBWAS-1603

19 Commissioned Officers

1652Lieutenant Edmond Button (d.1652/53)B1171664 - 1665LieutenantSir William KempthorneB0512.6.1695 - 18.9.1695Third Lieutenant John Jarman ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/329.6.1695 - 18.9.1695Second Lieutenant Robert Stiles ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/319.9.1695 - 2.2.1696/97First Lieutenant Robert Stiles ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/319.9.1695 - 2.2.1696/97Second Lieutenant John Jarman ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/320.9.1695 - 6.2.1695/96Third Lieutenant Peter Manson ADM 6/3/107ADM 6/37.2.1695/96 - 21.12.1696Third Lieutenant John Sellers (c.1668-?) ADM 6/3/127ADM 6/320.2.1696/97 - 8.5.1699First Lieutenant Benjamin Barnett (c.1669-1703) ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/420.2.1696/97 - 9.5.1699Second Lieutenant Christopher Elliott (d.1704) ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/49.5.1699 - 7.3.1700/1First Lieutenant Humphrey Parker ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 6.3.1700/1Second Lieutenant Edward Rainey (1670-1703) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/58.3.1700/1 - 28.9.1701First Lieutenant Nathaniel Hubbard (d.1731) ADM 6/6/71ADM 6/68.3.1700/1 - 14.3.1700/1Second Lieutenant William Gray (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/6/70ADM 6/615.3.1700/1 - 16.5.1701Second Lieutenant John Crouch (c.1668-?) ADM 6/6/74ADM 6/617.5.1701 - 28.9.1701Second Lieutenant William Clarke (c.1666-1727) ADM 6/6/96ADM 6/629.9.1701 - 31.12.1701First Lieutenant William Clarke (c.1666-1727) ADM 6/6/115ADM 6/629.9.1701 - 24.1.1702/3Second Lieutenant Richard Bray ADM 6/6/115ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 1702First Lieutenant Samuel Rowley ADM 6/6/127ADM 6/6

6 Warrant Officers

3.9.1651 - 1651Boatswain Philip LatelySPD-16514.9.1651 - 1651Purser John NorthSPD-16519.9.1651 - 1651Gunner Thomas LeveringtonSPD-16519.9.1651 - 1652Carpenter William PlastedSPD-16511652Master Nicolas GatonbeB11720.4.1700 - 9.6.1701Midshipman Extra Thomas Fettiplace (d.1712) ADM 6/6/33ADM 6/6

5 Petty Officers

9.9.1651 - 1651Cook John RobinsonSPD-16514.1689 - 12.1690Midshipman George Gale (c.1670-?) ADM 107/1/15ADM 107/126.9.1692 - 20.9.1694Midshipman Henry Ward (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/72ADM 107/116.3.1699/1700 - 1700Volunteer-per-order Tobias Lisle (d.1719) ADM 6/6/25ADM 6/624.4.1702 - 24.1.1702/3Midshipman Brounker Apreece (c.1681-?) ADM 107/1/343ADM 107/1

1 Crewman

12.2.1695/96 - 2.5.1697Volunteer-per-order Brounker Apreece (c.1681-?) Transfered ADM 107/1/343ADM 107/1

Service History

1651Carried Ten or Fifteen thousand Pounds in Pieces of Eight, ...for Redemption of English Captives in Argeer, Tunnis, and Tripoli, by order of parliamentW014
9.1651Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5346.10.0dBWAS-1603
19.5.1652Battle of Dover
30.11.1652Battle of Dungeness
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
31.7.1653Battle of Scheveningen
9.1653Refitted as a 50 gun Third Rate
1654Refitted as a 56 gun Third Rate
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
5.1660Renamed DunkirkBWAS-1603

Sailed to take possession of Bombay for Charles II

3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 58 gun Third Rate
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel

Pay record starting 6.1.1672/73 for a period of 27 months, 3 weeks & 6 days for a value of £4,046.0.0d. ADM 8/1/6

28.9.1673At Sheerness ADM8-DB
1677Refitted as a 60 gun Third Rate
7.1679Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
4.7.1679Paid offADM 51

Recommissioned as flagship of a squadron sailing to the West Indies


Sailed for the West Indies

20.2.1690/91Refitted as a Fourth RateADM/A
1692Began great repairBWAS-1603
9.1692Completed great repairBWAS-1603
1693In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
12.5.1694Took the Frigate La Diligente (34) at the Isles of Scilly
1695In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1695Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
1696In Irish watersBWAS-1603
1697Sailed with a North Sea convoyBWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
9.1701Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
29.6.1702Took the Barque Longue Le Postillon (10)
1703Returned homeBWAS-1603
1704Rebuilt at BlackwallBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659 Edward Montagu (d.1672) 

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